verb (used with object), blend·ed or blent, blend·ing.
verb (used without object), blend·ed or blent, blend·ing.
- blended family,
- blended learning,
- blended whiskey,
Origin of blend
Examples from the Web for blend
There are a lot of people who go back and forth now and blend both approaches into their work.
Other times, the traffickers tried to blend in with the migrants and refugees.Hundreds of Migrants are Reported Drowned by Traffickers Near Malta|Barbie Latza Nadeau|September 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I loved his blend of Native American realism with just a touch of surrealism.Sherman Alexie on His New Film, the Redskins, and Why It's OK to Laugh at His Work|William O’Connor|August 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What if we need men who can kill, sure, but who can also build and blend in and bridge gaps?‘Kill Team’: The Documentary the Army Doesn’t Want You to See|Andrew Romano|July 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Add chocolate milk, vodka, whiskey, ice in blender and blend.Epic Meal Empire’s Meat Monstrosities: From the Bacon Spider to the Cinnabattleship|Harley Morenstein|July 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I felt that those two hearts should be left to beat and to blend alone.The Caxtons, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
I shall lie flat upon my back and float, and I'll blend with the water.The Masters of the Peaks|Joseph A. Altsheler
These leaves were so tightly pressed together that they seemed to blend and form a mat or cluster of rosettes.Seraphita|Honore de Balzac
There only remains Florizel, whose attitude 24 towards wedlock is a blend of that of Bayard and Claudian.Modern marriage and how to bear it|Maud Churton Braby
It has no fixed gods; they are changeable like the things themselves; they blend one into another.Essay on the Creative Imagination|Th. Ribot
Word Origin for blend
c.1300, blenden, "to mix, mingle, stir up a liquid," in northern writers, from or akin to rare Old English blandan "to mix," blondan (Mercian) or Old Norse blanda "to mix," or a combination of the two; from Proto-Germanic *blandan "to mix," which comes via a notion of "to make cloudy" from an extended Germanic form of the PIE root *bhel- (1) "to shine, flash, burn" (see bleach (v.); also blind (adj.)). Cf. Old Saxon and Old High German blantan, Gothic blandan, Middle High German blenden "to mix;" German Blendling "bastard, mongrel," and outside Germanic, Lithuanian blandus "troubled, turbid, thick;" Old Church Slavonic blesti "to go astray." Figurative use from early 14c. Related: Blended; blending.
"mixture formed by blending," 1690s, from blend (v.).